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Pauline E. Mayer Shelter Repurposing Initiative
Award Date: October 31, 2016
Following the announcement of the closure of the Pauline E. Mayer Shelter, the Children and Family Council of Oklahoma County (CFC) appointed a committee in partnership with DHS and key stakeholders to steer the development of a plan for the re-purposing of the shelter.
Based data and input from various community partners, stakeholders and services providers, the Council identified the need to strengthen quality family time for families involved with the child welfare system and early, mental, behavioral, development and educational assessment interventions with children and families who become involved in the child welfare system.
The Council has developed a plan to utilize the former Pauline E. Mayer Shelter building to create a center for children and families called the Family TREE; currently in its temporary location, the Family TREE is a collaboration of several organizations that apply evidence-based interventions around family visitation and early, quality child and parent assessments.